The Vawdrey House

No 26 Croydon

We have teamed up with Arcus PCD, JLL and Liam Russell Architects to design the interiors within this exciting redevelopment of a 1960's office block. 

No26 now offers 183 studio, one, two and three bedroom apartments supported by relaxed, urban and creative communal areas; including lounges, co-working spaces and a courtyard events space.

The scheme forms part of part of an extensive renaissance of the East Croydon area and included the addition of six new storeys and brick facade treatments together with a total internal refurbishment.

The Vawdrey House has designed the interiors for Native who are letting and managing No26 as one of their flagship London living spaces. 

The Vawdrey House was involved in the interiors from early on in the build process, influencing the layouts and injecting personality and design flair to launch the building ahead of the local competition. 

The apartments have all been individually considered to offer a cool, contemporary, but above all homely feel.  

We designed everything from kitchens, bathrooms and floor finishes to decoration, lighting and furniture.

This is not a bland speculative development. 

Native were looking for somewhere people could 'kick their shoes off and call home' from the main entrance of the building onwards.

The striking kitchens have been carefully designed and bespoke made to a high spec. 

Corian worktops are set against a mix of black, oak and white finishes, all with plywood edge effects to the sleek handleless doors.  

In the bedrooms the bedside wall lights vary by room, further adding to the individual style. 

Illuminated built-in wardrobes, lift-up ottoman storage beds and quirky bedside lockers offer practical storage with style.

Black out blinds and sumptuous kingsize beds offer a good night's sleep, with stunning views over London to wake up to.

There are multiple colour schemes for the apartments. Further 'mix and match' variations within the furniture means there is very little repetition through the building.

Clever touches - such as metal grids on walls to hang pans, picture shelves for artwork, and bespoke hallway units to hang coats - all turn these spaces from rental apartments - into homes.

Coming soon... floor plans and images of the communal areas!

Photography by James Bedford Photography

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More about us

Established by Jennifer Hamilton in 2012, The Vawdrey House is an award winning RIBA Chartered Practice which offers a unique combination of bespoke design, strategic thinking and creative flair. We bring both architecture and interior design together to create spaces which work for you from the inside out.

Jennifer Hamilton and Graeme Montague, two thirds of The Vawdrey House trio, have a shared history as Directors of award winning design consultancy MoreySmith, working with clients such as Sony Music, EMI Music, Cadbury and Channel 4 as well as on high end residential refurbishments.

Third partner Ian Chapman, a RIBA Chartered Architect, adds his expertise in contemporary architecture for exciting educational and public spaces.

Their combined experience of 60 years in the industry brings a level of professionalism and creativity to the design and management of your project which is invaluable. 

Working across London and the South of England we have a growing portfolio of happy clients and inspiring spaces.

With a small, select team of designers and architects, The Vawdrey House is passionate about what we do and most of all, want you to love it too.

Whether for your home, or a public space, we take the time to get to know you, understand your requirements and find exciting design solutions for your project. Our 'top to toe' design approach involves bringing the client into the process, designing a space for you, with you.

Close affiliations with brand consultants plus graphic and web design teams mean we can also provide a fully coordinated scheme for your retail or business space, down to website, menus or signage, whatever is required.

We work closely with you throughout, following everything through to the smallest detail, and helping you through the process.
That is what we believe makes a great design, even better.

We are design-led, and like to review the way the whole building works, understanding how you use the spaces and suggesting functional and layout changes to improve the way the spaces work together. We design the exterior architecture, the internal layouts and all the interior design and fittings, right down to furniture and accessories. 

We progress the design in stages, working up the outline usually with a multitude of options in the first instance, then gradually firm up the scheme as you clarify which direction you want to go in. Once we have the overall scheme in place we work into the detail and start to specify every element, ending in a production package incorporating everything you need to tender and construct the project.

We can also manage the entire process for you, putting together the project team, gaining planning consent and party wall awards, finding contractors, tendering the works, managing the building contract and monitoring the works on site.

We stick with you to the end, ensuring all snagging is resolved, and produce a completion pack with all necessary certificates, guarantees, maintenance and supplier contact info so you have everything in one place.

Have a browse through our latest projects and see the end results!